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Trump case expected to head to the jury today; IN food banks concerned about draft Farm Bill; NH parents, educators urge veto of anti-LGBTQ+ bills; Study shows a precipitous drop in US, global migratory fish populations.

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Actor Robert DeNiro joins Capitol Police officers to protest Donald Trump at his New York hush money trial, while both sides make closing arguments. And the Democratic party moves to make sure President Biden will be on the ballot in Ohio.

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Smokey Bear thought only "you" could prevent forest fires, but decomposing mushrooms may also help, a Native American community in Oregon is achieving healthcare sovereignty, and Colorado farmers hope fast-maturing, drought-tolerant seeds will better handle climate change.

Farah Siddiqi

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Born and raised in Canada to an early Pakistani immigrant family, Farah Siddiqi was naturally drawn to the larger purpose of making connections and communicating for public reform. She moved to America in 2000 spending most of her time in California and Massachusetts. She has also had the opportunity to live abroad and travel to over 20 countries. She is a multilingual communicator with on-air experience as a reporter/anchor/producer for television, web and radio across multiple markets including USA, Canada, Dubai, and Hong Kong. She recently moved back to America with a unique International perspective and understanding. She finds herself making Nashville, Tennessee her new home, and hopes to continue her passion for philanthropy and making connections to help bridge misunderstandings specifically with issues related to race, ethnicity, interfaith and an overall sense of belonging,


Honors and Awards: 2023 Sassy Hong Kong Readership Award

Professional Memberships: Immigrant groups, Ethnic minorities, Women and Children, Interfaith

Languages Spoken: English, French, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic(written and read), Spanish (Beginner)

Topic Expertise: Children's Advocacy, Education, Social Justice, Travel, Expatriate Life, Philanthropy

Local Expertise: International

Location: Nashville/Middle Tennessee

Demographic Expertise: Immigrant groups, Ethnic minorities, Women and Children, Interfaith

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Ohio gears up for legal marijuana sales for adult use

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